Employers in the booming Western provinces are still doing what they can to overcome labour pressures, including looking abroad to find the skilled workers they need to keep pace with the demand. That is the case for Jim Nowakowski, owner of Saskatchewan-based welding company JNE Welding. Though there are skilled welders in Canada, Nowakowski says
Last year the Philippines overcame China and India as Canada’s top source country for new immigrants. According to the latest data from the government, approximately 32,000 Filipinos immigrated to Canada last year. There are currently an estimated 535,000 Filipino Canadians in the country, though some experts argue that that figure is in fact much higher.
Current Canadian immigration policy offers temporary and permanent residence under more than 65 programs divided between the Federal and Provincial governments. There are 11 skilled worker immigration programs in Canada including the Federal Skilled Worker Program and 10 provincial programs. Each program operates under different criteria using a Demand Occupation List and a quota system.
On January 1, 2015, the Government of Canada implemented the Express Entry Immigration system under the Economic Class including the Federal Skilled Worker Program. Under Express Entry, Federal Skilled Workers across 347 eligible occupations who meet minimum entry criteria, submit an expression of interest profile to the Express Entry Pool. The profiles of candidates in
Canada’s Conservative government claims to be improving the immigration system and improving the processing of economic class immigrants and refugees. But it continues to neglect family class immigration. The processing times for family sponsorship are steadily increasing, leading critics to call the system uncaring, inflexible and inhumane. It currently takes 27 months to sponsor a
Temporary Residence Officers would need to carry out certain activities, once they determine that the Ministerial Instructions (MIs) describe an applicant. Therefore, they would need to: Cancel the application in the Global Case Management System (GCMS) or the Field Operations Support System (FOSS) Send Letter A to the applicant and, Retain the application for a
2015-01-29 | 2015 CF 116 | T-346-14 El-Husseini c Canada (Citoyenneté et Immigration) Principle Established Procedural fairness requires a citizenship judge to take sufficient measures to inform a citizenship applicant of any evidence-related problems with his application before a final decision is rendered. Facts El-Husseini sought judicial review of a citizenship judge’s decision to reject his citizenship
2015-02-04 | 2015 CF 142 | T-338-14 Miji c Canada (Citoyenneté et Immigration) Principle Established If a citizenship applicant satisfies s. 5(1) of the Citizenship Act under a qualitative analysis, it is a violation of procedural fairness to reject his application based on a failure to satisfy s. 5(1) under a quantitative analysis. Facts Miji sought judicial